Linda Cho wins the 2014 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical. It is her first nomination for the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”
NEW YORK (June 8, 2014) — Costume designer Linda Cho won a Tony Award at the 68th annual on event televised live on CBS this past Sunday from Radio City Music Hall.
Cho won in the “Best Costume Design of a Musical” category for her work on the Broadway production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” The other nominees included William Ivey Long for “Bullets Over Broadway”, Arianne Phillips for “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, and Isabel Toledo for “After Midnight.”
This is Cho’s first Tony nomination. Her other design credits include Royal Shakespeare Company, Lincoln Center 3, Second Stage, Manhattan Theater Club, and Julliard Theater.
In her acceptance speech, Cho said she felt “incredible and lucky to be able to do what she does for a living, and to work with talented and passionate colleagues.” She said her family kept her balanced with a husband and two sons when she is not working.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
Nominations in 26 competitive categories were selected by an independent committee of 33 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.